Chelsea vs Manchester United - 18/02/2019 Preview

Chelsea will face Manchester United at Stamford Bridge Stadium, London, in FA Cup – 1/8 Finals. Chelsea against Manchester United is always the match with big interest after their last matches in Premier League. Review our thoughts on this match here below.

 

Chelsea

Chelsea started the season very well, however, now they struggling and playing not the best football. They won a road match against Malmo in UEFA Europa League, although, they had problems in defence and conceded a goal. London club conceded 12 goals and not scoring in all last 3 away matches. That is a very weak form in away matches and an indicator that the team needs changes. At home, the team is almost unbeatable, with only 1 loss against Leicester in PL and loss to Manchester City at FA Community Shield Final.

All main squad players are fit and ready to fight against Manchester United for going further in FA Cup. But unfortunately, the Manchester club has a very good shape, even despite the defeat against the Paris SG in the Champions League. Chelsea leader Eden Hazard plays very good football, but opponents already know him and will close all of his actions.

This season Blues are great at creating chances using through balls, creating long shot opportunities and creating chances through individual skills thanks to squad wingers. Very likely that at home team will try to play possessional football with short passes, as it M. Sarri tactic against all rivals.

 

Manchester United

Manchester United playing well after Mourinho left the club. They had 10 wins of 11 games and only PSG was able to stop the winning series. The showing very confident and beautiful football now, so it looks like they could catch Tottenham in Premier League as London club facing trouble with leaders injuries. Since Ole signed the contract, United won all away matches and conceded only 2 goals in 6 matches and scored 15.

Manchester has no injuries and they are ready to face one of their biggest rivals in Premier League. P. Pogba now the best goal scoring and assisting player in Manchester, finally getting back his best form.

This season Manchester United living second life and are very great at shooting from direct free-kicks, creating chances through individual skill and coming back from losing positions. Very likely that Reds will attack through the middle and down the left-wing. They showing weaknesses at avoiding offside and defending against attacks down the wings.

 

H2H

Since the start of 2013/14 season home team were luckier every time. During the 2018 year, Chelsea and Manchester won equal times and once played a draw.

 

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